Rail in action

Satellite technologies can provide scalable positioning solutions to increase rail safety, and boost capacity and efficiency.

Space4Rail: From innovation to implementation

05 April 2019
The first Space for Innovation in Rail conference in Vienna on 18 and 19 March brought together stakeholders from the rail and space sector in a unique event to discuss the important role of satellite-based positioning technology for the future of the European rail sector. The event highlighted a portfolio of research, innovation and deployment projects being funded by the GSA and the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking that demonstrate how satellite technologies can provide scalable positioning solutions to increase rail safety, boost capacity and efficiency, and deliver global success for advanced European technologies.
Hackathon teams used Galileo in applications to support smart cities, smart mobility, health or vulnerable citizens.

NavPro takes top prize @ Galileo Hackathon by GNSS.asia

03 April 2019
The NavPro team took the top prize at the Galileo Hackathon by H2020 project GNSS.asia, with their Rail Unfail solution, a GNSS-based maintenance system that geotags potential fault locations on railway tracks.
Space for Innovation in Rail highlighted the important role of satellite-based positioning technology for the future of the rail sector.

E-GNSS key to increasing capacity, efficiency and sustainability in European rail networks

02 April 2019
Stakeholders from the space and rail sectors joined with regulators and government representatives to review the benefits and make a point on the way forward for European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (EGNSS), Galileo and EGNOS within railway applications in Europe. The two-day Space for Innovation in Rail event on 18 – 19 March 2019 in Vienna was jointly organised by the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA), and the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) and highlighted the important role of satellite-based positioning technology for the future of the rail sector.
The UCP enables direct interaction between users of positioning, navigation and timing solutions and the organisations and institutions that oversee Galileo and EGNOS.

User Consultation Platform helps shape the future of European GNSS

23 January 2019
The European GNSS User Consultation Platform was hard at work in Marseille during this year's EU Space Week. Parallel panel sessions brought together users from different market segments. Each session had specific objectives aiming at profiting from the valuable contributions of users. The UCP ended with a plenary session in which the elected chairperson of each panel presented the results of their discussions to the wider community.
Do you have an innovative idea for an application that could benefit from the precise positioning offered by Galileo? Then apply today for the GSA’s MyGalileoApp competition!

Introducing the MyGalileoApp Competition

21 January 2019
The European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) new MyGalileoApp competition challenges developers to design, develop, test and launch a mobile application that takes advantage of the increased accuracy and availability provided by Galileo. The winner stands to win up to EUR 100,000.00.
The event will be an opportunity to discuss innovative GNSS applications for the rail sector.

Save the date: Space for Innovation in Rail

14 December 2018
The ‘Space for Innovation in Rail’ forum, to be held in Vienna, Austria on 18-19 March 2019, will be an opportunity to discuss innovation and digitalisation in the rail sector, with a special focus on GNSS applications for rail. The event, under the auspices of the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, is being jointly organised by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), Shift2rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU), and the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA).
The GSA uses feedback from users to improve EGNSS service delivery.

Help shape the future of Galileo and EGNOS. Give us your feedback!

05 December 2018
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Consumers and industry in the U.S. will now be to access certain Galileo signals to be used in combination with GPS

FCC approves use of Galileo in the U.S.

16 November 2018
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), at a meeting on November 15, granted in part a request from the European Commission for a waiver of the FCC rules so that devices in the United States may access specific signals transmitted from the Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System.
The report looks at the current market and technology trends for GNSS in the rail sector.

GSA Rail report tracks user PNT requirements

15 November 2018
A Report on Rail User Needs and Requirements, recently published by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), examines user needs and requirements for position, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions in the rail sector. These reports, which are an outcome of the first European GNSS User Consultation Platform (UCP), will help shape the discussion at the next UCP, to be held as part of European Space Week in Marseille on 3-4 December 2018.
The reports provide an in-depth analysis of user needs and requirements in various market segments

Just published: First report series on User Needs and Requirements on Position, Navigation and Time

31 October 2018
A first series of Reports on User Needs and Requirements on position, navigation and time has been published on the European GNSS Service Centre web portal in the section “GSA Publications”. The publication of this series paves the way to the 2018 edition of the User Consultation Platform to be held in Marseille on 3-4 December 2018 as part of European Space Week.
The enhanced UseGalileo site is another example of how the GSA is keeping the user at the centre of European GNSS.

Enhanced UseGalileo site offers a more tailored experience

21 September 2018
To keep up with the increasing interest in Galileo and the many new Galileo-enabled devices and services coming onto the market, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) launched an enhanced version of its popular UseGalileo.eu site.
The GNSS Market Report is insightful and gives a nice overview of what the GNSS market is all about.

GNSS Market Report proves a useful tool across the GNSS market

28 June 2018
With over 21,000 downloads since it was first published online on 21 May 2017, the GNSS Market Report 5 is proving to be a useful tool for all market players, from laymen to GNSS experts, providing a comprehensive overview of the status and trends on the GNSS market.

GNSS: addressing the challenges of Arctic navigation

24 April 2018
Participants in the Challenges in Arctic Navigation workshop in Olos, Muonio, Finland on April 16-18 discussed how GNSS can address some of the difficulties posed by navigation in the Arctic, in addition to how satellite navigation itself can be improved in the region, which is also a challenging environment for GNSS.

GSA releases 2018 Grant Plan

04 March 2018
Five new Fundamental Elements calls have been announced in the Galileo Exploitation Grant Plan for 2018, which has been released by the GSA.

CEN approves CORE specification revision

15 February 2018
To reflect the evolution in EGNOS service provision, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has approved and published a revision of the CWA 16390 specification for the CORE project (Consistently Optimised Resilient Secure Global Supply-Chains) - this technical specification covers the development of products and applications based on services provided by EGNOS.